THE ANNE Arrundell County Historical Society and the Ann Arundel Genealogical Society are sponsoring a Civil War seminar, "Wait for Virginia: The Prelude to the Civil War in Maryland," from 9 a.m. to noon March 6 at the Kuethe Library, 5 Crain Highway South.
Daniel Toomey, author of "The Civil War in Maryland," will discuss the events that propelled Maryland into what he calls "the irrepressible conflict" and the early days of the war in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County.
Toomey, who also is the co-author of "Baltimore During the Civil War," owned and operated Toomey's Bookshop in the Shipley-Linthicum Shopping Center for about five years. He is a resident of Ferndale.
Registration is $20, and seating is limited. Parking is available.
Information: Mark Schatz, 410-760-5206.
Rotary collecting books
The Rotary Club of Linthicum is collecting used books for shipment to Third World countries as part of a project called BIG, "Books for International Goodwill."
"The original idea came from the Parole [Rotary] club," said member Joyce Gigliotti. "We are working in conjunction with them."
The club delivers donations to a warehouse in Annapolis, where volunteers sort them for shipment twice a month. Old textbooks are especially welcome.
If you have books to donate, contact Karen Robuck, 410-636-0300.
The project is one of several charitable Rotary Club projects.
The club, in cooperation with the Salvation Army, gave a "birthday" party for 25 homeless men Jan. 29 at Linthicum United Methodist Church. Members donated a bag of new winter clothes for each man, a hot dinner and a birthday cake.
Fore! a good cause
More than 100 golfers putted their way through the rooms, elevators and hallways of the Comfort Inn at Baltimore Washington International Airport Jan. 23 to raise $7,000 for Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts.
Local businesses sponsored each hole to help raise the money.
The Chesapeake Center, which will provide classes, a performing space and art gallery for northern Anne Arundel County and the state, is to be housed in the old Brooklyn Park High School, which is under renovation.
Democrats meet for dinner
The District 32 Democratic Club will have its monthly meeting Thursday at Ferndale Senior Center.
A chicken dinner will be served at 7 p.m.; the meeting begins at 8 p.m. Steve Bittner, chairman of the Anne Arundel County Board of Elections, will speak. Guests are welcome.
The club meets on the third Thursday of each month. Dues are $10 a year.
Information: John Riggin, 410-987-1557, or Evelyn Kellner, 410-969-9325.
Club to hold breakfast
The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights is sponsoring an ecumenical prayer breakfast at 9: 30 a.m. March 3 at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.
The speaker will be Rabbi Barry Rubin, of Lederer Ministries, who will speak on "The Messiah, Our Passover."
Lori Catsos, liturgical coordinator for Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Glen Burnie, will be the soloist. She has been a pastoral musician and liturgical minister in Washington area parishes for 25 years.
Mary Foster, prayer breakfast chairwoman, said the club will honor Sandra Hartzel, Robert Abel and Deacon Robert Keeley for their service to the community.
Clergy in the Linthicum area have been invited, as have officers of the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs.
Tickets are $6. Reservations are required; no tickets will be sold at the door.
Information: Marge Reusch, 410-859-1269.
Brooklyn Park group to meet
The Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association is having its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, Morgan and 14th Avenue.
Homeowners who take pride in their community and are interested in making it a better place to live are encouraged to join the association and lend their support.
Membership is $5 a family each year.
Information: Woody Bowen, 410-636-0352.
Pub Date: 2/14/99